Charlie Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell

For decades, Mississippi has been living jackpot to jackpot

For nearly 30 years, Mississippi has gotten lucky finding cash to pay its bills — from casino revenues, Big Tobacco millions, MCI-Worldcom settlement, Hurricane Katrina’s $5.5 billion federal aid package and now the BP damages from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. No doubt, some lawmakers see the BP money heading for the state’s General Fund.

Charlie Mitchell

Grand Gulf a ‘catastrophe’ that became an asset

For many years during its construction in the 1970s, the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, nestled by the Mississippi River in Claiborne County, was referred to as ‘Grand Goof.’ Now, the first and only plant of its type in Mississippi, has been cleared to keep juicing nearly 20 percent of the state’s demand for another two decades.

Charlie Mitchell

Barbour sees media trends as fuel for polarization

News consumers now feast at a self-selected 24-hour buffet. Conservatives flock to conservative media and liberals flock to liberal media. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the quest to attract and retain an audience has pushed people and the press to the poles of political identity.

Videos

John Daly impressed with Fallen Oak golf course

Pro Am puts locals on the links with professional golfers.
Tim Isbell Sun Herald
John Daly impressed with Fallen Oak golf course 2:19

John Daly impressed with Fallen Oak golf course

The Leap Frogs are coming to the Coast. Watch them perform. 2:18

The Leap Frogs are coming to the Coast. Watch them perform.

Former Mississippi State baseball player knows how tough AA ball can be 1:45

Former Mississippi State baseball player knows how tough AA ball can be

John Daly tees off at Fallen Oak 0:54

John Daly tees off at Fallen Oak